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AS IS | Vardine Sargsyan

Artist

From Yerevan, Armenia

Based in Yerevan, Armenia


"When I was a kid, in the morning when I opened my eyes, I saw a wall full of paintings

by contemporary Armenian artists. I used to wake up to them every day, and I used to

draw from early childhood.."




A: What brought you into art?


V: When I was a kid, in the morning when I opened my eyes, I saw a wall full of paintings

by contemporary Armenian artists. I used to wake up to them every day, and I used to

draw from early childhood.



A: What inspires you the most?


V: Art is a way of self-expression for me, where I explore my creativity using different

materials, forms, colors, and shapes. I get inspired by the complexity of our inner worlds

and the world we build through our interactions.



A: Do you have any specific rituals while working (creating)?


V: I like to sketch when I listen to professional audiobooks or music.



A: What would you recommend to someone who's new to art (an artist or just an admirer), what to begin with?


V: As a Naive artist, I follow the feeling of infinite joy, playfulness, and a sense of creative

flow, and it always starts with allowing yourself that, no matter what would be the

outcome.



A: Your top 3 adjectives related to art?


V: Explorative, Intriguing, Sensual




A: The best angle to look at art is from..?


V: From within. We always see what we know and are ready to find.



A: The perfect phrase to start any conversation about art is:.?


V: I observe …



A: Must-read books to help us talk about art (or do we even need them)?


V: -



A: What would it be if you could change one thing in the art world?


V: -



A: Please, share your favorite quote (not necessarily related to art)


V: “Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself, (I am large, I contain

multitudes.) “ Walt Whitman, Song of Myself, 51



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